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  • William Davies, on learning

    "One of the gratifying aspects of a major financial crisis is that public understanding of capitalism increases significantly"

  • Bryan Caplan, on politics

    "Just as the market for automobile repair will work poorly if the average customer blames his grocer for engine trouble, local elections will work poorly if the average voter blames the president for the quality of public schools. "

  • Guy Debord, on quotations

    "Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs"

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Editor's Note: Where Is Five Books?

Five Books has grown up and is leaving home. After three years as an integral part of The Browser, Five Books will soon have its own site, at, under the editorship of its founder, Sophie Roell. Here is a letter from Sophie